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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13477.79. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is 77.06 (with a change from open of 0.57%), this in conjunction with a target price of 82.92. Volume today has so far reached 1023700, with an average volume of about 1649.03. The GAP for this stock, is 0.42%.

The P/E ratio is 20.13, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.93. The current EPS for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., is 3.83, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 8.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -5.31%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., EPS is looking like it will grow 8.31% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 10.18%. Quarter over quarter is 10.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 8.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 11.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 8.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 24.80% and institutional ownership is 78.70%. Shares outstanding is 174.9, while shares float is at a value of 128.72. Float short for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is 7.00% and the short ratio is 5.46.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.7. The most recent gross margin is 88.40% and their operating margin is 50.90%. The profit margin is 41.70%.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has seen returns on assets of 14.00%, and on investment, 18.50%. Return on equity is 19.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.98. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 8.11, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.81 and Price/cash is 9.83, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 13.77.

The simple moving averages are 0.44% and -4.62% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -14.36% and the 52 week low is 7.57%.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 77.06. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Security Software & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is based in Israel.

Performance in the Security Software & Services industry means that Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has seen performance for the past week of 1.54%, with performance for the month coming to 1.10%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -1.19%, and for the half year the performance is -2.22%. Volatility for this week is 1.28% and for the month this is 1.50%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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